Monthly Archives: August 2012

Could 99 Red Balloons Foil 99 Burglaries?

The Homes for Heroes blog has touched on the various strategies being employed by police officers worldwide to fight crime in past posts, but I doubt that we have ever featured a method as unconventional as that being used by … Continue reading

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Marine Corps can’t deny mascot his proper due despite a ruff day.

Via the Wall Street Journal blog, here’s a doggone goofy story detailing the surprisingly rosy outcome stemming from a recent incident whereby one dared to stand up to an authority figure. Well, perhaps more accurately, to stand up to the … Continue reading

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Fool me once…, well honestly, shame on ME!

Perhaps you noticed the inactivity on the blog the past couple days. Then again, perhaps you did not. Either way, forgive my absence; I was on a mini-vacation of sorts, taking a trip to Noah’s Ark (no, not the biblical relic, … Continue reading

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Don’t expect an “LA Ink” spin-off show for the Air Force anytime soon…

For all you with aspirations to join the Air Force and a healthy amount of ink on your bodies, I bear bad tidings. One of the last actions of the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, General Norton Schwartz … Continue reading

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Homes for Heroes Basks in the Limelight!

I have a confession to make: I fell asleep at the wheel. This post is long overdue, considering the magnitude of the development.  And while it may no longer be breaking news, it’s still noteworthy enough to warrant further mention! … Continue reading

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A Town-Wide Effort to Honor a Fallen Hero

Matthew Sitton was recently killed by an IED while on patrol in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. The 26-year-old from Largo, Florida leaves behind a wife and a 9-month-old son. It seems impossible to express the proper measure of gratitude owed to … Continue reading

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FED up with their inconspicuousness?

Now I might just be a big ol’ ignoramus, but this nugget personally lent further credence to the old cliche, “you learn something new everyday” : the U.S. Federal Reserve, the central banking system of the United States,  has its … Continue reading

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A police chase to end all police chases (not literally, unfortunately)

Now I don’t normally bother posting police chase videos on the Homes for Heroes blog. I figure that if one wants to satisfy a hankering for a car chase, there are plenty of other outlets sufficient enough to provide a … Continue reading

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Prime Parking for Wounded Vets

  The Homes for Heroes Facebook page recently posted a photo of a parking spot at Wal-Mart reserved for wounded veterans. Where  the photo originated from I am unsure of; however, it very well may have come out of Onslow … Continue reading

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Dude, your car really purrs!

Okay folks, this video and the story behind it are bound to melt your heart. Firefighters in Dearborn Heights, Michigan responded to a call after a motorist heard meowing coming from inside his car. After poking around a bit, the … Continue reading

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